Santiago A. Daivd Guzmán

Santiago A. Daivd Guzmán

Ciudad de México, MX

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Architect with a M.S. Arch. degree from Pratt Institute in New York, and a B. Arch and a BADM from Los Andes University in Bogotá. Extensive experience on parametric design and optimization, conceptual design, BIM coordination. Also with advanced knowledge on construction management. Strong skills on team work and leadership, excellent interpersonal relationships, continuous learning and adaptability to change.

I am a Colombian architect with a five-year B.Arch. degree from Los Andes University in Bogota, Colombia, and a Master of Science in Architecture degree at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY. From my years as a B. Arch student I gained the basic skills to successfully derive the design of projects in an architectural-scale, as wells as in an urban scale, with a more traditional perspective. Whereas in my M.S. Arch years I learned a more digital driven approach to the discipline, that matches the technological revolution of this century.

In a more professional way, I have had the experience to work in several architecture firms where I have developed my skills in design and construction processes. I worked hand by hand with the head architects of some of this firms. With one of them who was also my thesis professor on my B. Arch program, we developed an architecture contest for the Department of Biology at Los Andes University. In the field of construction I have had the opportunity to be in the development of projects  as the building manager in some cases and as the work inspector in some others.

Some of my skills that I find could be useful for your team are; in respect to software, I have created CAD drawings, 3D modeling, rendering, and Augmented Reality models as a highly developed presentation skill; I am also capable of developing design concepts and schematic designs, as well as the responsible management of budget.


Gensler, Ciudad de México, MX, Architectural Designer

Banking branches design following the client design guide standards, from the schematic design all the way to the construction documents. Leadership on the facades design as architectonic icons on the overall Project. The development of the proposals and the delivery of the construction documents was made based on the BIM methodology accomplishing the documentation standards of the client. The conceptualization and schematic designs were made with Rhinoceros 3D models and the use of parametric design tools such as Grasshopper to achieve the desired level of design expected by the client.

Jul 2019 - Apr 2020

FR-EE / Fernando Romero Enterprise, Ciudad de México, MX, Design Leader

Parametric script design in Grasshopper and Dynamo for the development of architectural design in the stages of conceptualization, schematic design and design development. Joint conceptualization and collaboration on 3D modeling, design and plan production for architectural contests. Leader on research, development and production of PETU.

Oct 2018 - Jun 2019

Construcciones Planificadas, Bogotá, CO, Senior Architect

Architectural coordination with MEP through BIM methodology. Parametric scripts design using Grasshopper and Dynamo to find efficiency and optimization on the development of architectural designs on the stages of conceptualization, schematic design, design development and construction documents. Joint conceptualization and 3D modeling, design and plan production for architectural contests. Coordination and development of plan production for project approval with the curator.

Feb 2016 - Sep 2018

El Equipo Mazzanti, Bogotá, CO, Senior Architect

Architectural design coordination through BIM methodology during schematic design and design development phases. Documentation production and physical models for client presentations.

Apr 2015 - Jan 2016

Construcciones Planificadas, Bogotá, CO, Junior Architect

Architectural coordination through BIM methodology for interiors. Conceptualization of architectural projects and plan production. Design of parametric scripts for plan production of landscape projects.

Nov 2014 - Apr 2015


Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, US, Masters, Master of Science, Architecture

May 2013 - May 2014

Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, CO, BArch, Architecture

Jan 2005 - Dec 2011

Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, CO, Minor In Business Administration

Jan 2005 - Dec 2011

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